We welcome midwives at all stages of their career at UHL and have excellent support packages with preceptorship development and clinical leadership opportunities in place to help you thrive in your career.
Maternity Services at UHL is based across two hospitals which collectively accommodate just under 10,000 births per year. As a tertiary unit, we cover a large geographical area with a diverse population, so working at UHL is exciting, fast-paced and full of opportunity to learn.
For newly qualified midwives, we have a year-long preceptorship programme where you will be supported both clinically and pastorally to develop the confidence and skills you’ll need to progress to a band 6. You will have a 6 week supernumerary period incorporating training days to support your development (in skills such as suturing and IV drug administration for example) and our passionate and dedicated recruitment, retention and pastoral care midwives will be present throughout your journey to also provide hands-on clinical support. You will spend your first year mainly working on delivery suite, in the birth centre and on the wards to build the foundations you need as a safe and competent practitioner.
For experienced midwives we offer an enhanced maternity care and simulation day, adult cannulation, midwife-in-charge training and a variety of midwifery related study days. We also help staff to grow and progress with development packages for each grade, including a range of leadership courses.
We are also welcoming midwives from outside the UK and have a dedicated midwife for international recruitment. Their role is to support our international midwives from the start of their OSCE programme and throughout their initial 12 week transition period before they commence their bespoke preceptorship programme.